Poetry Questions and Answers

Start Your Free Trial

How may one analyse the Poem "Warning " by Jenny Joseph?

Expert Answers info

accessteacher eNotes educator | Certified Educator

calendarEducator since 2009

write13,728 answers

starTop subjects are Literature, Social Sciences, and History

This hilarious poem which is incredibly popular in Britain is above all an ironic reflection about aging and the way that when we are old it is permissible for us to act in strange ways and do things that "normal" people would never ever dream of doing. The label of being "old" clearly gives us license to be slightly crazy, and, as the poem says, "wear purple" and other colours that clash with...

(The entire section contains 220 words.)

Unlock This Answer Now

check Approved by eNotes Editorial